People are searching for community, better quality of life, and more outdoor access. These towns check all of those boxes and then some.

These weeklong backpacking trips are the perfect length to squeeze into a vacation

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Heights, tattoos, rain, and tears. Watch the three teams of Bronco ambassadors break out of their comfort zones in episode two of Wildly Wyoming.

These great towns are in the middle of glorious mountains with spectacular leaf-peeping, mega views, and fun things to do...and eat...and drink

From where the Donner Party was stranded in California's High Sierra to the remnants of the great Chacoan civilization in New Mexico, you can relive history on these incredible trails

Come fall at Debsconeag Lake Wilderness Camps, the foliage is on fire, the ponds are still, and the trout are biting. But the real takeaway from a stay here is the hush of the wild.

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Ford Bronco ambassadors travel across Wyoming and compete to win $10,000 to donate to a local nonprofit—all in the name of keeping Wyoming wild

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How to visit and responsibly recreate in the rivers, lakes, and hot springs that Arkansas is famous for

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An effort to protect special places in Arkansas has flourished into over 55,000 acres of public land

At Manshausen, on Norway’s Arctic coast, adventurer Børge Ousland makes sure nature is part of every experience. Fish for fresh cod, fall asleep beneath the northern lights, and discover why hygge is key to happiness.

Our national forests are brilliant, underappreciated, and uncrowded compared to most national parks. Here’s the intel on where to hike in these stunning landscapes.

As angler numbers declined, lodge owners cast about to appeal to a changing world, offering way more adventures in spectacular corners of North America

At these Labor Day Outdoor fests, for three sweet days, you can be outside, hike, hear live music, swim, boat, and run. Plus: there's food and beer.

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Let your senses guide you to your next Maine adventure. Here’s where to plan your escape.

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If you’re after an experience that feels like a real adventure, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than South Dakota

The Thelma Hut at Campfire Ranch Red Mountain Pass is surrounded by crowd-free hiking trails (and skin-up ski slopes come winter) and has a hutmaster who will cook for you while you’re adventuring outdoors

A former hiking guide reveals his favorite trails in and near Yosemite National Park, with views of enormous waterfalls, El Capitan, and wildlife

The Wrong Way River Lodge and Cabins, with 16 sweet A-frames, is an ideal base camp for exploring greater Asheville

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If you want your kids to learn more about the outdoors, plan an RV vacation

Long a local secret, the remote 11-tent glamping getaway KitFox is only open for a few short months each year. Trust us when we say book now.

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North America’s first hydrogen-powered train, the Train de Charlevoix, is your ticket to eco-friendly travel between Québec City and Charlevoix regions

It’s becoming harder to find a slice of nature all to yourself. But there are plenty of secluded sweet spots around the country if you know where to look. From national monuments and lakeshores to forests and scenic waterways, here are some stunning, uncrowded wildlands that are definitely worth exploring.

The beautiful scenery in popular TV series like ‘Yellowstone’ and ‘The White Lotus’ has sparked a tourism trend. Here are our five favorite locations to travel to and fun adventures nearby.

From Chamonix to New Zealand, this expert hiker reveals the most beautiful hut-to-hut hikes on the planet

If you want to be active, try out new gear in a dream destination, pick up skills from experts, and mix with other adventurers, these hotels have it all. The fireside s’mores aren’t bad either.

We’ve sniffed out the best beaches for swimming, fetching, and tail-wagging fun for you and your pup

This charming North Carolina mountain town has world-class dining, excellent beer, and plenty of mountains, rivers, and trails to explore

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Find bigger adventures (and smaller crowds) in America’s most under-the-radar national forest

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This North Carolina destination is the ultimate in responsible outdoor adventure

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From the mighty St. Lawrence River to ocean exploration, summer and fall in Québec are all about enjoying nature on and around the water

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From outdoor adventure to sampling local food culture, here’s how to enjoy the Green Mountain State

After suffering from anxiety and depression for years, the wellness practitioner had a profound psychedelic experience that set her on a path to healing

It took 20 years of planning to open the new 190-mile Aquarius Trail bikepacking hut system in southern Utah’s spectacular wilderness, sandwiched between Bryce and Zion national parks. Stephanie Pearson saddles up for a wild ride.

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These 15 trails offer getaways for every type of hiker in the East

We’re celebrating the grandeur of America, from beautiful rivers, beaches, and mountains to incredible glamping outposts and wild places. Our travel experts are constantly on the road finding new adventures, and their ideas will jump-start your next unforgettable journey.

If you're hoping to see thousands of stars, planets, star clusters, meteors, the Andromeda Galaxy, and the Milky Way, we’ve got you covered at these stunning spots

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Ready to explore like a mountain goat? Here are the top escapes for hikers in every region of the country, expert advice on how to scramble like a goat, and the most innovative footwear for surefooted traction in steep terrain.

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Here’s a little-known secret: the Cornhusker State is full of untapped adventure

Our trails columnist has hiked thousands of miles. These are the routes at the top of his bucket list. Thrill yourself with a trip to an amazing trail this year.

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Eight ways to experience all New Mexico has to offer

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Club Med’s first four-season resort in Canada just might be the summer vacation your family needs

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Take a tour of these two national monuments in Eastern Montana

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Paddling may be the main draw of the Upper Missouri River Breaks, but it’s far from the only way to explore there

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Visiting Lake Erie in Ohio? Powderhook has all the information you need to start exploring the fishery.

The 2023 World Happiness Report is out and Finland took the winning spot for the sixth time, and they want you to come visit—for free. Plus: awesome trip ideas in other happy countries.

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Pack up the family, and get lost (and found) in Bermuda

The PCT traces the west coast of the U.S. over almost 2,700 miles. Our expert trail columnist reveals everything you need to know about what to pack, eat, and read, plus where to sleep and how to have the most fun on this scenic long trail.

On its way from Chicago to California, Route 66 passes some of the most spectacular adventures in the U.S. Consider this your guide to kicking up some outdoorsy fun along the historical route.

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When it comes to skiing in the East, New Hampshire ski resorts have everything you could ever want in a ski vacation

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Explore eastern Montana’s winter wonderland

A festival of paper and string in India bridges cultural divides

Our national park system has 424 units, but visitors pack into only a few of those. You’ll find jaw-dropping scenery, awesome adventures, and way fewer crowds in these often overlooked parks. And yes, we picked our favorite one in every single state.

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Winter vacation—but make it unexpected

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Hit the trails and float the rivers in Ocala and Marion County

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Discover a paradise where nature, art, and history come together on Florida’s Gulf Coast

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In or on the water, get a closer look at Florida’s marine ecosystem

Havasu Falls is reopening to visitors after a three-year closure, with limited visits ahead of a full reopening next year. Now’s the time to be thinking about a permit, lodging, and getting in shape for the hike to this beautiful place on the Havasupai Reservation.

On a trek through Tanzania, a climber and photographer captures the joy of connection

Starting and finishing in the storied alpine town of Chamonix, France, the TMB circles Mont Blanc. This hundred-mile trail is one of the world’s most stunning—and definitely one of its most entertaining.

Because why opt for a cookie-cutter apartment when you can spend the night in a crane, a ceramic serpent, or a yellow submarine?

Nothing is better than landing in the perfect hut for a night or two to get away from it all. These beautiful cabins are available to book all year, and you only need a moderate fitness level to reach them. Bring your kids, bring your elders, and head out for awesome wilderness access and big scenic payoffs.

The Havasupai Tribe closed their lands—and the iconic waterfall—to tourists amid the pandemic. Guests who had reservations from 2020 will be allowed to visit in 2023.

These mountains made out of sand should be on your travel bucket list

Securing a permit to hike in national parks or well-protected preserves can be difficult. But it’s not impossible. Here’s how to do it.

Whether you’re determined to embrace a healthier diet or finally ride that mountain bike you bought during the pandemic, wellness-focused getaways can help bring those good intentions to fruition. Here are awesome travel-focused ideas designed to do just that.

From beer events to wine fêtes, and pretty much everything in between, these celebrations will fill your cup (and plate)

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Famous for its rowdy buccaneer history that lives on today, Key West also offers plenty of outdoor adventures and chances to disconnect

Celebrating everything from desert biking and alt-rock to bouldering and oyster-eating, these are some of the best outdoor festivals across the country in 2023

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Explore Marathon’s beaches and coral barrier reefs, and meet the locals working to protect them

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Time spent outside and human-powered fun are what this region of the Florida Keys is all about

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On the water or underwater, Key Largo makes it easy to set your watch to island time and settle into vacation mode

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Ready to disconnect from the world? Visit Islamorada, Florida.

Forty years ago, Belkin founder Chet Pipkin changed the computer industry by making the cables that made machines work together. Now, with the Desolation Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, he wants to change how we vacation in the woods.

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Set your clock to island time, and unplug in the Florida Keys

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The stresses of everyday life give way to island vibes when you venture to the Village of Islands in the Florida Keys

Winter opens up endless adventure opportunities. And there’s no time to hibernate, because it’ll be gone before you know it. Here are 13 unique and fun trips, from backcountry lodges to fat biking to the world's longest ice skating path.

Café Huskies in Svalbard sells coffee, baked goods, and local art—all while local dogs roam the shop

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Land Rover Defender enthusiasts from across the nation came together for a weekend of fun events, live music, and, of course, off-roading

As park managers focus on accessibility, burly all-terrain chairs are allowing users to get off the grid in our most beautiful places